Edward Drake, Jr.
Edward Lewis Drake, Jr., 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and was formerly employed by the Chattanooga Times-Free Press. Survivors include his brother, Verdell Drake; stepbrothers, Lebron Gustus and Darnell Dozier; stepsister, Desiree Benjamin; devoted cousin, Ruby (Robert) Austin; dear friend, Wanda; several nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends. The body will lie-in-state on Tuesday Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at 1:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery.